Sari Lesk

Focus - February 17, 2014

Encore: Urban Squirrels

We see squirrels every day in cities across Illinois, but squirrels didn’t always live in urban areas in such abundance. 

Three chickens foraging in grass.

Lisa Bralts

Focus - November 05, 2013

Backyard Chickens

Do you keep backyard chickens? If you can’t, would you like to?

a healthy deer in the woods

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Focus - October 29, 2013

Managing Chronic Wasting Disease

This hour on Focus, we’ll take a closer look at chronic wasting disease and how Illinois manages disease epidemics in its wildlife populations. 

Jane Dallas' dogs Rebel and Boone.

Jane Dallas

Focus - October 25, 2013

The Cost of Pet Ownership

As most pet owners know, caring for a cat or a dog can be expensive. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Dr. Sally Foote about the cost of owning a pet. We welcome your pet care calls and questions this hour!

Morkie puppy

Kelsey Arganbright

Focus - August 02, 2013

Pet Care: Ticks

This summer in Illinois, we’re seeing an increase in the tick population. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with veterinarian Sally Foote about what that means for your pet. We welcome your questions this hour on Focus!

Bat being held by gloved hand.

University of Illinois/Steve Taylor

Focus - July 15, 2013

Encore: White Nose Syndrome Found in Illinois

Do you drink tequila? Eat chocolate? Thank a bat. This hour on Focus, we’ll listen back to a conversation we had earlier this year about how these notorious flying mammals and the role they play in our eco-system.

a man getting bit by a dog

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Focus - May 24, 2013

Pet Care and Dog Bite Prevention

Have you ever been bitten by a dog or another animal? This hour on Focus, we talk about preventing aggressive pet behavior. 

Steve Taylor/University of Illinois

Focus - March 14, 2013

White Nose Syndrome Found in Illinois: Why it Matters

Do you drink tequila? Eat chocolate? Thank a bat. This hour on Focus, we talked about these notorious flying mammals, the role they play in our eco-system and why white nose syndrome is so scary.

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